Rupert is a town located in Bennington County, of the Manchester-Bennington region of Vermont. Historians agree that the town was probably named for Prince Rupert of the Rhine, even though he had been dead nearly 80 years by the time of the Grants, because he was a national hero beloved by all Englishmen.
One of Rupert's first settlers was Reuben Harmon, a metalsmith, who was given the right to mint coins, called "Vermont coppers," for the Republic of Vermont. The coins were first struck in 1785 and continued to be minted until Vermont's admission to the United States in 1791 as the State of Vermont.
Some notable people of the area include: Frederick Buechner, writer & theologian; and Israel Smith, lawyer, politician, & fourth Governor of Vermont.
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) is excited to offer a four-part ukulele class with instructor Jane Davies. The workshop series will take on Wednesdays, March 27, April 3, 10, 17 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. This four-week class is for those who have some basic ukulele skills and want to take it further. Jane will provide some fun music the group can play together, practicing both strumming chords and playing melodies. She will also provide ways that you can practice at home to improve your skills. Students should have their own ukulele, know how to tune it, and be willing to practice at home every week (ten minutes a day is enough) so the group can progress together. The fee for the four-week class is $60. For more information or to register, please call 802-867-0111 or visit our website at www.greenmtnacademy.org.